BY SUBIR BHAUMIK| IN BOOKS |26/06/2016
'Candid Canvas' is rich in original documentation such as DD memos from an Engineering chief asking colleagues to destroy all material shot and used during the Emergency.
BY SUBIR BHAUMIK| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |09/04/2016
Without the TV channels their parties could count on in the last elections, both CMs have aggressive media to reckon with.
BY SUBIR BHAUMIK| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |19/08/2015
As the government came under pressure from not only media but also sections of the ruling Awami League, police produced Probir Sikdar in court, where he was granted bail.
BY SUBIR BHAUMIK| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |11/08/2015
When Prime Minister Modi announced the signing of a Naga accord and described it as 'historic', the media just lapped it without checking for details,
BY SUBIR BHAUMIK| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |14/07/2015
Owen Bennet-Jones stands by his story but the London police deny having on record any confession by a MQM leader about R&AW funding,
BY SUBIR BHAUMIK| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |03/07/2015
Modi's visit to Dhaka and the Indian cricket debacle forced the media to cover Bangladesh.
BY SUBIR BHAUMIK| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |11/06/2015
As junior information minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore entered the Times Now studio, the complexion of the war changed.
BY SUBIR BHAUMIK| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |09/01/2015
The High Court bans media coverage of opposition leader Tarique Rahman.
BY SUBIR BHAUMIK| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |21/11/2014
Upset with Monalisa Changkija's new book, the tribal body Ao Senden has banned it.
BY SUBIR BHAUMIK| IN CENSORSHIP |21/11/2014
Upset with Monalisa Changkija's new book, the tribal body Ao Senden has banned it.
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Both Barkha Dutt and NDTV announced on Sunday that she will moving on from the channel to do her own thing.  While she said,"It's been a super ride at NDTV but new beginning in 2017. I shall be moving on from NDTV to explore new opportunities and my own ventures," the channel she joined out of college and spent 21 years with issued a generous statement. It said, "In all her years with NDTV, she has been hugely productive and has grown with the organisation, becoming an acclaimed, award-winning journalist of repute...We are certain that Barkha will go from strength to strength and NDTV wishes her all the very best." Will the channel feel the same without her?

Is getting political gossip paramount for political reporters? It  seems to override all other considerations, going by an item in Jan 13's Indian Express column `Delhi Confidential'.  Journalists, including seniors, apparently throng Congress leader Sajjan Kumar's annual lunch for his insights into Haryana, UP and Delhi politics. Any journalist worth her salt knows that he faces criminal cases for his alleged involvement in the November 1984  massacre of Sikhs in Delhi. He was denied a Lok Sabha ticket in 2009 because of this, despite having won in 2004. Should journalists patronise a politician accused of such a crime?  Accepting his hospitality is one thing, interviewing him for his insights is another.            

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